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Great for Virtually Any Recording Application!

If you're considering picking up a RØDE NT5, you might be wondering what the catch is. There are lots of budget microphones being made these days. So how can you tell which ones are affordable and which ones are just cheap? After all, inexpensive microphones you have to keep replacing don't really save you any money. There is a simple way to make sure your affordable microphones are actually a good deal: take a good long look at them and make sure the name RØDE is printed on them somewhere. Seriously, these guys know the secret to building excellent-sounding and affordable mics.


Believe it or not, RØDE NT5 is used by many pro engineers to capture everything from drums to pianos and acoustic guitars on tons of successful records. It uses transformerless circuitry to avoid any unnecessary self-noise, and their surface-mounted real condenser elements deliver crystal-clear, full-frequency performance. And how cool is this? When you pick up a RØDE NT5 small condenser mic, you don't just get an excellent condenser mic, you also get a full accessory kit that includes a stand mount and wind shield.

RØDE NT5-S Features at a Glance:
  • Acoustic Principle: Externally polarised single diaphragm
  • condenser transducer.
  • Capsule Size: 0.5" (13mm).
  • Active Electronics: JFET Impedance converter with bipolar
  • output buffer.
  • Directional Response: Cardioid.
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz.
  • Sensitivity: -38 dB re 1v/Pa 2 dB equivalent to 12mV/Pa
  • where 1 Pa = 94dBSPL.
  • Equivalent Noise: <16 dBSPL, (A-weighted per IEC268-15).
  • Maximum Output: +13.9 dBu @ 1% THD into 1k_
  • Dynamic Range: >128 dB.
  • Maximum SPL: 143 dB @ 1% THD into 1k_
  • Signal to Noise: 78dB.
  • Requires phantom power, +38V to +52 V
  • P24 Supply (20V-26V) The microphone operates in accordance with the above specifications to a minimum of 18V. (It will operate with some performance degradation below 18V.)
  • Packed Weight: 1.8kg (Mic only 100g).



Rode NT5 Features:
  • True condenser transducer
  • Gold sputtered 1/2" Capsules
  • Heavy duty satin-nickel-plated body
  • Low Noise
  • Full Frequency Response
  • Custom WS5 Wind Shield
  • Custom RM5 Stand Mount
  • Surface-mount transformerless circuitry
  • True condenser transducers
  • Gold sputtered 1/2" Capsules
  • Heavy duty satin-nickel-plated bodies
  • Full frequency response
  • Low-noise, surface-mount transformerless circuitry
  • Supplied as a matched pair in a custom carry case
  • Includes two WS5 wind shields
  • Includes two RM5 stand mount, plus a 3/8" to 5/8" thread adapter
  • Requires phantom power
Rode NT5-S Specs:
Microphone Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Diaphragm Size 0.5" (12.5mm)
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 143dB
Output Impedance 100 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 78dB (A weighted)
Self Noise 16dB (A weighted)
Connector XLR
Weight 0.22 lbs.

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